Your nose sits in the middle of your face unobtrusively going about its business 24/7. How much do you really know about its function?

Most people pay little attention to their sense of smell. Other than providing a placeholder for reading glasses, our sense of smell goes about its daily function identifying, categorizing and memorizing thousands of different odors with every breath we take.

We breathe an average of 23,040 times a day and flood our smell receptors with over 240 cubic feet of air, but rarely do we take any notice unless, of course, it’s an erotic perfume or a dead skunk.

Relegated to the bottom of the sensory pile, the olfactory sense is going through a revolution and emerging as the new medical frontier. Research is showing that this enigmatic sense has a powerful effect on moods, memories, taste, behavior and sexual function. Recently, health-conscious consumers have started tapping into the power of the sense of smell as an easy and personal way to improve health and well being.

Test your knowledge about your sense of smell with these interesting true of false statements:

We smell with our brains.
? True ? False

Women have a stronger sense of smell then men.
? True ? False

Our smelling perception increases throughout the day.
? True ? False

Smell has strong connection to our memories.
? True ? False

Our sense of smell declines with age.
? True ? False

The seasons affect our smelling sensitivity.
? True ? False

What you taste is controlled by smell.
? True ? False

Our sense of smell is fully developed at birth.
? True ? False

Everyone has a unique odor identity.
? True ? False

All smells have an arousal component.
? True ? False

Answers. All statements are true. For a detailed explanation and more fascinating facts on your sense of smell, download the free ebook 24 Gee Whiz Facts about Your Sense of Smell at:
http://www.thesoslab.com

Author's Bio: 

Luke Vorstermans is the Founder and CEO of The Sense of Smell Lab, a world leader in pioneering products that use the sense of smell for health, wellness and sheer smelling pleasure. The SOS Lab developed the Sniff n Go aromapod, the Scentuelle libido patch and Scent Therapy product line.

Website: thesoslab.com
Email: Luke@theSOSlab.com